Atalanta vs Dortmund Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The second game of Europa League playoffs awaits the football fans as Atalanta will host Borussia Dortmund at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. After the amazing performance that both sides provided in the previous week’s clash, we can’t wait to see who will progress further in the competition.
Atalanta are doing pretty well in Europe this season, considering that this is their first European campaign since the season 1990/91. Despite not being placed amongst the best clubs in their domestic league they still managed to put up a show and cause difficulties for a team with much bigger experience, as we have seen in the previous week. Out of the last nine games in all competitions, they have four wins, four losses, and one draw.
Dortmund have faced a team from Italy on 32 occasions, and including the results from the last week, they have eleven wins, four draws, and seventeen losses. In their first match in Europa League against a side from Serie A, they showed why they are one of the most enjoyable teams to watch on the Old Continent. This was Borussia’s first win of the season in Europe, after failing to do so in the Champions League group campaign. Borussia Dortmund are on an eight-game unbeaten streak in all competitions with three draws and five wins.
In their first outing, we have seen some amazing football. The final result of that meeting was 3-2 for the home side. It all started mid-first half when Schurrle of Dortmund opened the goal-scoring chart. In the second half, Ilicic of Atalanta managed to score two goals in the span of just five minutes, thus bringing his team up-front. Dortmund realized that they need to change something about that game and brought in Gotze. The decision to bring Mario in turned to be an amazing one as he assisted two goals to Batshuayi and managed to turn the game around in their favor.
Atalanta don't have lots of missing players for the match against Borussia Dortmund. All players are fully fit and ready to play this important game.
On the other side Dortmund have more missing players for this game. Andriy Yarmolenko, Sebastian Rode, Maximilian Philipp and Erik Durm are injured and they can't play on this match. Julian Weigl is suspended and he is another one player who can't play. Manuel Akanji, Marcel Schmelzer, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Atalanta: Berisha; Masiello, Caldara, Toloi; Spinazzola, Freuler, Roon, Hateboer; Cristante; Ilicic, Gomez
Dortmund: Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Toljan; Castro, Dahoud; Pulisic, Reus, Schurrle; Batshuayi
Atalanta vs Dortmund Prediction
Another one interesting and exciting game in the second leg Europa League Round of 32. Dortmund have won first leg game, but it was not an easy job. Atalanta are highly motivated for the match and they will try to score at least one goal more. All players are in full of confidence and they will do their best to win this game. On the other side Dortmund play with some oscillating in form this season, but they are still closer to reach the next phase. They will play strong and aggressive football from the first minute and we will enjoy in another one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances and goals.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Atalanta vs Dortmund Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both sides to score but also expect to see more then two goals. Our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. On this match both sides can win so the best option is to place our bet on goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.